The uni-liner trend is the perfect way to showcase your creativity
Pioneered by Solange, loved by all
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 28 2021
It’s likely you’ve been seeing an influx of interesting eye makeup infiltrating your social feeds recently, featuring a distinct and unusual application technique. The trend in question is called ‘uni-liner’ and as you might be able to gather from the name, it requires you to cross the boundaries of eye makeup application, extending your eyeliner over the bridge of your nose for a Frida Kahlo-esque unibrow effect.
The eyeliner technique isn’t new however, no. In fact, Solange Knowles pioneered the trend back in 2008 with a startling slash of electric yellow liner across her lids; but as is expected, it’s taken a while for the rest of us to catch up to the trend-setting songstress.
Instagram MUA Jacinda Pender AKA @adultsdrink was one of the first to modernise the trend, injecting a healthy dose of eclecticism into their freehand designs utilising a thoughtful combination of colours and shapes. In an interview with Allure, Pender spoke of their inspired uni-liner looks, saying of the process, “my hands were on go mode and I just allowed them to do their job.”
“It's sort of nostalgic in a way and reminds me of childhood when we would just go crazy with colours without a care in the world. Uni-liner is about artistic freedom and expression.”
With Pender’s words of wisdom in mind, we’re carrying on the torch and supplying you all with ample uni-liner inspiration, so you can freehand draw to your little heart’s content.
If you’re going to do this standout trend you might as well go for it. And what better way to do so than slapping as many neon bright eyeliners as you can find on your face.
Image credit: @makeupbysambam
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.